Negotiating with Domestic Terrorist Extremist Groups

Karin Houston /Crisis Systems Management

Ideologies of the two most common groups of domestic terrorist extremist groups (racially motivated violent extremists and anti-government / anti-authority extremists) will provide a baseline for attendees to identify grievances and motivations likely to be held by these groups and utilized as justification for their criminal and terrorist acts. Discussions of negotiation strategies and techniques will provide a foundation for students to utilize verbal containment, de-escalation, and intelligence to help recognize the motivation for the incident, determine personal grievance(s) and/or the “message” of the domestic terrorist, and develop themes for negotiating.